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Photo Coverage: Atlantic Theater Company Celebrates 30 Years at 2015 Gala!Photo Coverage: Atlantic Theater Company Celebrates 30 Years at 2015 Gala!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 3, 2015

Just last night, Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) presented its landmark 30th Anniversary Gala, at The Pierre (2 East 61st Street at 5th Avenue). Directed by Neil Pepe with musical direction by Matt Gallagher, the annual gala celebrated thirty Atlantic seasons with an evening of music and performances from the Atlantic Ensemble and celebrity artists and honor Charles R. Bendit and Paul E. Pariser, co-CEOs of Taconic Investment Partners for their long-time partnership with Atlantic. (more...)

Hugh Jackman to Play Billy Bigelow in New CAROUSEL Film?Hugh Jackman to Play Billy Bigelow in New CAROUSEL Film?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Stage and screen star Hugh Jackman, who recently returned to Broadway in Jez Butterworth's THE RIVER, is reportedly preparing for a new musical role. In a recent interview with Cigar Aficionado, Jackman revealed that a new film version of Carousel is in the works. Jackman previously played the role of Billy Bigelow in a 2002 concert version of the musical at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Promotional Art for West End's HAMLET, Featuring Benedict CumberbatchPhoto Flash: First Look at Promotional Art for West End's HAMLET, Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch will play the title role in Lyndsey Turner's production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and presented by theBarbican. Today, 20 February 2015, it is announced that Hamlet will be broadcast to cinemas around the world on Thursday 15 October 2015 as part of National Theatre Live. Check out a first look at the promotional art for the show below! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/7-2/8/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/7-2/8/2015
by - Feb 8, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 8, 2015 - Sunday, February 8, 2015. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Broadway Says Farewell to Hugh Jackman & THE RIVER!BWW Flashback: Broadway Says Farewell to Hugh Jackman & THE RIVER!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 8, 2015

The River, the critically acclaimed new play byJez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman,Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo and directed by Ian Rickson, will conclude its Broadway run today, February 8, 2015, at Circle in the Square Theatre (50th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). In honor of closing night, BroadwayWorld flashes back on the show's journey to Broadway below! (more...)

THE RIVER, Starring Hugh Jackman, Closes on Broadway TodayTHE RIVER, Starring Hugh Jackman, Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2015

The River, the critically acclaimed new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo and directed by Ian Rickson, closes today, February 8, 2015 at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: BC/EFA Thanks Hugh Jackman and Broadway's THE RIVER for Fundraising EffortsPhoto Flash: BC/EFA Thanks Hugh Jackman and Broadway's THE RIVER for Fundraising Efforts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS posted an announcement today thanking Hugh Jackman and the team behind Broadway's THE RIVER for their contributions to BC/EFA's cause. Scroll down for a photo of Jackman and company! (more...)

Happy Or Sad? Hugh Jackman Comments On Final 8 Performances Of THE RIVERHappy Or Sad? Hugh Jackman Comments On Final 8 Performances Of THE RIVER
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 3, 2015

Hugh Jackman's run in THE RIVER is coming to a close! (more...)

Sonia Friedman Productions Welcomes Donna Munday as Executive ProducerSonia Friedman Productions Welcomes Donna Munday as Executive Producer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Sonia Friedman Productions (SFP) has appointed Donna Munday in the new role of Executive Producer. (more...)

I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD Extends Through March 1 at the AtlanticI'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD Extends Through March 1 at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company is proud to announce that the world premiere production of Halley Feiffer's play I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard, directed by Trip Cullman, has been extended an additional two weeks due to high ticket demand following opening last night to critical acclaim. (more...)

Hugh Jackman Comments On Final 3 Weeks Of THE RIVER: 'What An Awesome Time We Have Had'Hugh Jackman Comments On Final 3 Weeks Of THE RIVER: 'What An Awesome Time We Have Had'
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 18, 2015

Hugh Jackman comments on the final weeks of THE RIVER on Broadway! (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company Artistic Director & Casting Director to Host 'Director's Lab for the Actor'Atlantic Theater Company Artistic Director & Casting Director to Host 'Director's Lab for the Actor'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company Artistic Director Neil Pepe and Casting Director Todd Thaler will teach a special Director's Lab for the Actor intensive class on Friday, January 23 and Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Atlantic Theater Company's rehearsal studios (76 Ninth Avenue, Suite 537). (more...)

In Performance Video: Joey Slotnick & C.J. Wilson in Buffini's DYING FOR ITIn Performance Video: Joey Slotnick & C.J. Wilson in Buffini's DYING FOR IT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

In today's New York Time's In Performance video, Joey Slotnick and C.J. Wilson perform a scene from Moira Buffini's dark comedy DYING FOR IT, an adaptation of Nikolai Erdman's 1928 play "The Suicide." (more...)

Anthony Hopkins, Ian McKellen to Star in Starz & BBC's TV Adaptation of Harwood's THE DRESSERAnthony Hopkins, Ian McKellen to Star in Starz & BBC's TV Adaptation of Harwood's THE DRESSER
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Starz, in partnership with the BBC, will produce and air the television adaptation of Ronald Harwood's classic play "The Dresser," set against the backdrop of World War II and inspired by Harwood's own experiences as a dresser for the distinguished British actor/manager Sir Donald Wolfit. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night for Atlantic Theater Company's DYING FOR ITPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night for Atlantic Theater Company's DYING FOR IT
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 9, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company presents the American premiere of Dying For It, by Moira Buffini, freely adapted from Nikolai Erdman's The Suicide, directed by Neil Pepe and featuring the celebrated ensemble cast of Mia Barron, Ben Beckley, Nathan Dame, Patch Darragh, Clea Lewis, Peter Maloney, Andrew Mayer, Mary Beth Peil, Jeanine Serralles, Joey Slotnick,Robert Stanton and C.J. Wilson. Dying For It officially opened last night, January 8, 2015 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 18 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company at The Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Mary Beth Peil, Joey Slotnick and More Star in DYING FOR IT, Opening Tonight at the AtlanticMary Beth Peil, Joey Slotnick and More Star in DYING FOR IT, Opening Tonight at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Atlantic Theater Company presents the American premiere of Dying For It, by Moira Buffini, freely adapted from Nikolai Erdman's The Suicide, directed by Neil Pepe and featuring the celebrated ensemble cast of Mia Barron, Ben Beckley, Nathan Dame, Patch Darragh, Clea Lewis, Peter Maloney, Andrew Mayer, Mary Beth Peil, Jeanine Serralles, Joey Slotnick, Robert Stanton and C.J. Wilson. (more...)

Taylor Swift Wins Hugh Jackman's Shirt at BC/EFA AuctionTaylor Swift Wins Hugh Jackman's Shirt at BC/EFA Auction
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2014

Swift reportedly donated $6,000 to the charity for the piece - which Jackman and another audience member also matched. (more...)

Taylor Swift Visits Hugh Jackman Backstage At THE RIVER & Pair Pose For Holiday PhotoTaylor Swift Visits Hugh Jackman Backstage At THE RIVER & Pair Pose For Holiday Photo
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 24, 2014

Taylor Swift is on Broadway for Christmas! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Atlantic Theatre Company's DYING FOR ITPhoto Flash: First Look at Atlantic Theatre Company's DYING FOR IT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) presents the American premiere of Dying For It by Moira Buffini, freely adapted from Nikolai Erdman's The Suicide. Directed by Neil Pepe, the production will feature Mia Barron, Ben Beckley,Nathan Dame, Patch Darragh, Clea Lewis, Peter Maloney, Andrew Mayer, Mary Beth Peil, Jeanine Serralles, Joey Slotnick, Robert Stanton and C.J. Wilson. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Hugh Jackman-Led THE RIVER Recoups on BroadwayHugh Jackman-Led THE RIVER Recoups on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Producer Sonia Friedman just announced that The River, the critically acclaimed new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo and directed by Ian Rickson, has recouped its $3.2 million capitalization as of this week. The production plays through Sunday, February 8, 2015 only, at Circle in the Square Theatre (50th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). (more...)

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